Dave Mustaine shared some strong views about both the lack of God in schools and the Obama administration in a new interview with MTV Hive.
He also says that 2012 is going to be "really horrible" for America.
"Everything is pretty sh-tty right now," Mustaine said. "I think that we're headed for a lot of trouble. We've got an incredible debt, which is just continuing to get higher and higher. We need jobs right now, man. We don't need any more Washington deals, we need jobs. There are so many things wrong with this current administration."
Mustaine has little faith in his president, and senses an effort to control religion in schools.
"It's pretty clear that they're taking prayer out of school. It's been happening for a very long time," he said. "They're taking God out of the schools to dumb us down."
"It's not just in the schools," he adds. "There are a lot of people being persecuted for what they believe in. There was that girl who was fired from a Macy's in Texas because she didn't let some cross-dressing dude into the woman's dressing room. Come on! Are you out of your mind, Macy's?"
When asked what his one piece of advice to Obama would be, Mustaine said: "A president should be the one who steps up to the plate and says, 'Knock it off.'"
So who would Mustaine like to see take leadership at the next election? "I always thought Colin Powell would make a great president, but he doesn't want anything to do with politics anymore. I can't say I blame him. Given our choices for president, I think next year is going to be just terrible."
Do you agree that God shouldn't be pushed out of schools, or would this be a progressive move for education? Share your opinion in the comments.